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You mean someone who bought a 300$ CPU and hasn't upgraded for two years is going to buy a 1,000$ CPU just to remain on the same socket instead of buying a whole new computer?

I think you're drunk.
I'm sure that the cost would be $800 since he's going to sell his processor, and the i7 990x @ 4.5 would surely outperform a i7 2600k @ 5, which would also cost $800 or so counting the need for a new motherboard.

I'm not saying it's the best option, but it's valid and understandable.

Also, why are you taking this personally? If you don't like the deal Intel is offering, don't consider it. No one will ever make you buy it.
Edited by born2bwild - 2/12/11 at 6:29pm
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post #22 of 110
This is the same as someone buying an Asus Ares when they can just get two 5870's...either it's for the E-peen, or grabbing something unique and holding on to it. Not many people here run Raptors, but I'm never getting rid of mine lol. I can see someone who encodes using this, even if a 2600K is much cheaper and trades blows, especially when you consider it's running on -4 threads.
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post #23 of 110
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People are going to spend 1,000$ to replace their 980x with a 990x?

Shouldn't we at least laugh at them?

Everyone is acting like the 990x is not some cheap scam.
990x isnt meant to be an upgrade path from the 980x. that would be like me buying an i7-870 to replace my 860. its the same reason the 920 was replaced by the 930, and the 930 was replaced by the 950. it doesnt mean if you own a 920 you should throw it away to get a 950.

what kind of question is this anyway? you act like this hasn't happened several times in the past with previous generation chips.
Edited by AliceInChains - 2/12/11 at 6:33pm
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post #24 of 110
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I'm sure that the cost would be $800 since he's going to sell his processor, and the i7 990x @ 4.5 would surely outperform a i7 2600k @ 5, which would also cost $800 or so counting the need for a new motherboard.

I'm not saying it's the best option, but it's valid and understandable.

Also, why are you taking this personally? If you don't like the deal Intel is offering, don't consider it. No one will ever make you buy it.
I never said he should buy a 2600k. That's not a good upgrade path from a 920.

I said that he should wait for Ivy Bridge and the 8-core CPUs that will cost just as much as 990x.

And I think we all, as the Enthusiast that make up this industry, take this personally.
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990x isnt meant to be an upgrade path from the 980x. that would be like me buying an i7-870 to replace my 860. its the same reason the 920 was replaced by the 930, and the 930 was replaced by the 950. it doesnt mean if you own a 920 you should throw it away to get a 950.

what kind of question is this anyway? you act like this has happened several times in the past with previous generation chips.
But this time it's more ridiculous.

There's a thread called '990x' in the forum right now and there's a guy in it with a 980x that says that 990x is his next CPU. I'm sure there are more..

That's my point - 930 was useful over 920 because 2600k wasn't released a month later.

In this case, you already have the most powerful CPU on earth.. do you really need something 5% better? That's absurd.
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Same story with AMD with the 1100T .... all the same story.. heard it all before... blaa bla bla.. thats how much I care, as you can see from my sig rig, im still in 2008 baby!
    
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Same story with AMD with the 1100T .... all the same story.. heard it all before... blaa bla bla.. thats how much I care, as you can see from my sig rig, im still in 2008 baby!
You should get a Quad-Core.

But yeah.. what are Intel and AMD thinking? Why is the 1100T necessary?
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But this time it's more ridiculous.

There's a thread called '990x' in the forum right now and there's a guy in it with a 980x that says that 990x is his next CPU. I'm sure there are more..

That's my point - 930 was useful over 920 because 2600k wasn't released a month later.

In this case, you already have the most powerful CPU on earth.. do you really need something 5% better? That's absurd.
ok, but what does that have to do with intel? your talking about a single person who wants to spend tons of money. your original post was a shot at intel, the company.
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post #29 of 110
Intel is milking the socket since there's still a few months before the new Enthusiast parts release. The market that buys these kinds of products will buy them again this time around.
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someone is very angry today. I have 2 980x's and If IB was not coming soon I would upgrade them just to make people nuts
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